Man guilty of threatening Oban Times staff

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A man has pleaded guilty to alarming staff at The Oban Times by sending threatening emails.

Appearing at Oban Sheriff Court on Wednesday January 12, Kevin Hobbs, 33, of 69 West Princess Street, Helensburgh, admitted causing fear and alarm in Oban Times staff by emailing threatening and abusive remarks to a newspaper mailbox between April 2 and June 3 2021.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes deferred sentence until February 23 for reports, and ordered Hobbs not to contact The Oban Times by telephone or email, or approach any members of staff.